Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one book last week for review called Color Song by Victoria Strauss, which I am currently reading.

What was in your mailbox?
Faced with the prospect of a life without art, Giulia is seized by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an apprentice?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from the book: Color Song  by Victoria Strauss

Compline Bell- The last of prayers/canonical hours are called compline shares its etymology with complete.

Scudi- coins typically made of silver, formall
y used in various Italian states.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  Color Song by Victoria Strauss

pg. 13

"Swear to me." In the past weeks Humilito's gaze had become distant, as if part of her were already gone. But now she was fully present.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

These are the books I received in my mailbox last week:

New Orleans Requiem  by D. J. Donaldson  courtesy of Astor Blue Editions
GI Brides by  Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi   Courtesy of Wm. Morrow Publishers
Desire Lines  by Christina Baker Kline   Courtesy of Wm Morrow Publishers
What goodies did you get this past week?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from Vocabulary.com.

1. Dyspeptic- a person suffering from indigestion.

2. Punctilious- marked by precise accordance with details.

3. Pseudo- not genuine but having the appearance of.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book: Last Night At The Blue Angel   by Rebecca Rotert

pg. 31

Mother takes the stage and the blue dress is amazing under the lights. Jim moves in to photograph her but instead he just stares.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Darkest Hour by Tony Schumacher Review-Post

The Darkest Hour   by Tony Schumacher        Review-Post


      This story is set in London, 1946 and the Nazis now have conquered and occupy Great Britain.
John Rossett is used to being obedient to commands and is assigned to the office of Jewish Affairs. Little does he know what awaits him when he finds Jacob, a young Jewish boy. It is filled with terrifying and thrilling  experiences as he tries to save this child from the unspeakable. I couldn't put this book down
,it was filled with one intriguing page turning event after another. A truly exciting thriller, if you enjoy this genre, you will like it.


Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

One new book in my mailbox last week for review:  Extraordinary Rendition  By Paul Batista

A high - priced Wall Street lawyer gets the shock of a lifetime. Law school never prepared him for this!

Finished Reading:  The Darkest Hour   by Tony Schumacher

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from the book Losing St. Christopher  by David-Michael Harding.

Syllabary- A set of written characters representing syllables, serving as an alphabet.

Lolled- To recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy manner. To lounge.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Question Of Honor by Charles Todd Review-Post

A Question Of Honor    By Charles Todd        Review-Post

Bess Crawford's father's regiment has a murderer in it's ranks who has killed five people. She is determined to find out who is responsible and pay for these crimes. It is very interesting to me how she finds her information and her clues to come to the final conclusions. This is the second book in this series I have read and hope to enjoy more of them.





Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:

Losing St. Christopher   By David-Michael Harding

pg. 27
Ice and rain dripped from his mud covered body as he crawled to his hands and knees. The weather howled around him and clawed at his hair and face.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received two new books in my mailbox last week:  Lighthouse Island  By Paulette Jiles

 and The Darkest hour by Tony Schumacher . Courtesy of Wm. Morrow.

Finished reading:  A Question Of Honor  By Charles Todd


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book I am currently reading, called A Question Of Honor  by Charles Todd.

1. Copse-  is a small group of trees.

2. Miasma- A highly unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor.

3. Tympanum- is the semi-circular or triangular decorative wall or surface over an entrance bounded by an arch.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book:    A Question Of Honor   by  Charles Todd

Pg. 117

"They are nuns,"I told her."If your aunt is ill, they will help you nurse her. And they will feed you as well."You needn't beg."

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new books in my mailbox this week.

Reading:

A Question of Honor    by Charles todd

A World War 1 nurse and amateur
 sleuth Bess Crawford investigates an old murder that occurred during her childhood in India, and begins a search for the truth that will transform her and leave her pondering a troubling question: How can facts lie?